a few pictures around teh farm

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  1. ats

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    I have this Olympus 2.5MPixels CCD 3xZoom model C-2500L, lense 9.2~28mm 1:2.8-3.9 @43mm. It is set to Auto aperture (sorry if that is a disapointment!) I am learning how to use it manually..

    Today was just too nice of a day to not try my hand around the farm

    First gigantic ibiscus flower near the house, I am not completly please with these shots as I never managed to get the entire stem and flower all in focus, but all in all its a pretty good series.

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    the bed of vegetation that I though would be nice to shoot. found it to be a calming desktop!

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    I call this one, "life on the farm", It struck me as a very peacefull image, though after examining and self critic I realize I could of found a better example or angle to shot from, as the houses are just distracting from the image..

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    This plant started growing at the foot of a small oak, and I was challenged for 20 mins to get the spines details to show properly, overhall a very nice exercise in macro mode.

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    These following ones are a series taken on another Oak tree, it is covered in wildlife buszzing about, because of the sap, everything from ants to flying insects are about it.... Found it challenging with a 9am bright sun, though leaves the "what I see and what the lense see's" are two different beasts.. but I think I got pretty good shots there.

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    Then I stubbled on a very healthy predator in the branches, this huge "banana" spider.. I tried hard to get the web to completly show clearly, maybe a tighter aperture next time? I did not want to make a boring flat surface (over above insect), so if anyone got suggestions on this one please do, I also work my angle so that the sun would shine through teh darkness of the leaves (near trunk of large oak) to give it a little of an earry look to the spider.

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    Comments very welcomed .
     
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    StvShoop TPF Noob!

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    welcome, and nice stuff!
    the spider is cool, so much detail, i can't imagine making it better. it doesn't seem eerie to me though, i think it's a happy photo
    and i agree, the "bed of vegetation" one would be a great wallpaper.

    your images are kinda big though... keep the 800x600 dialup audience in mind :shock:
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    And I was doing so good until I scrolled onto the spider shot. Now I'm having flashbacks from my summer in Florida a few years ago when I was acosted by both one of those and a silk spider in the same day. Ever seen/heard a grown man scream like a 4 year just spanked in a K-Mart? :lol:
     
  4. ats

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    Sorry I will lower the sizes next time I have a chance
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcom :cool:

    Great shots, thanks for posting them.
     
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    nice shots! I love the last 2.... so much detail! the spider shot is by far my favorite though :)
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    2 things:

    I have a photo of the plant you took in macro too. Do you know what it is?

    Also, I love the spider! It's by far the best spider photo I have yet seen!

    anyone has one of those water droplets on spider web photos?!
     
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    Nice pics, i think you should frame that last pic and sell it, id buy it!
     
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    Great photos, that spider is pretty creepy!
     
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    I'm impressed with all your pics, nice work!
    I gotta ask though, just how big is that flower in the first shot?
     
  11. ats

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    well Ibiscus are huge flower, that perticular one was ~ 10-12" across.


    Thanks for all the vote of confidence, it was a good day...

    as for the spider picture I took15 of them from various angles to get a clean one..

    as for that little plant with the spider body, I have no idea, but it was a challenge to get the spines to show properly.. 25 shots or so..
     

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